Our goal is to support FBMS as an active and collaborative organization. We appreciate your ideas and involvement. Please contact any board member or committee member listed for further information on how to get plugged in and volunteer. FBMS PTO needs your help to complete our myriad of initiatives in support of the school.
Tutorials for students began this week. Please see the schedule below for specific days. Tutorials generally run from 3:30-4:30, but may vary depending on the teacher. Please check with your child’s teacher for more information.
Monday - Science
Tuesday - Mathematics
Wednesday - Social Studies
Thursday - ELA
Did you know there's a camp that's fun, educational, and full of leadership opportunities for middle school students? Outstanding students from across Texas meet for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visit unique and historically significant Texas destinations through the Lone Star Leadership Academy. Want to know more? Visit the Education in Action website or contact Sean McClish.
HISD Board of Education trustees will host a series of town hall meetings with newly appointee HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. Please make plans to join HISD Board of Education Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II, for this opportunity to meet Superintendent Carranza at Black Middle School at 6pm Tuesday, September 20. Click here for more information about the Listen & Learn Tour. Haga clic aquí para obtener información en Español.
If you weren't aware, progress reports went home last week. You can always check your child's grades any time via Parent-Student Connect on the HISD website. There is a related app called GradePro that you can download for your phone and your child's phone.
Magnet applications will be available on September 30th, 2016. The HISD Office of School Choice will hold School Choice Fairs at five locations this semester. The closest one to FBMS is on October 22 at Heights High School (formerly Reagan HS).
Important information for 8th Grade Parents – 8th grade students will be filling out their HB5 Personal Graduation Plan this year. This is a living document that follows them to high school and denotes their chosen Career Pathway (Endorsement). Completed PGPs will be sent home and will need to be returned with your signature. Once the students get to high school, they will meet with their counselor to solidify their Pathway based on their chosen school’s courses.
The PTO is organizing a football tailgate after school and before the 7th grade football game on Monday, October 10 as part of Homecoming festivities. This is a way for the PTO to provide a platform for all the various organizations to fundraise in our school community. There are 30 spots available for booths and they are available first come, first serve.
Order your FBMS 2016-2017 yearbooks now at Balfour.com. You might also consider purchasing a dedication page to celebrate your child. Both the yearbook and the dedication pages can be ordered at Balfour.com.
Please join the PTO for this school year's first Supper Club on Thursday, September 22 from 6 to 8pm at Alli's Pizzaria, located at 350 W. 19th St, Suite D.
Remember to mention FBMS when you order as 10% of proceeds go directly to the PTO.
There will be an information and interest meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 5:00pm to provide preliminary information on the 2017 8th grade DC/NYC trip. The attached form will be distributed in the 8th grade history classes and the bottom portion must be filled out and returned no later than this Friday, September 9th. There will be a follow up meeting on September 27th.
There will be a Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 6:00pm for 8th graders in the Cafeteria lead by Mr McClish covering:
- Field Trips including college trip, service trip, End of Year, and High school student for a day.
- 8th Grade BBQ
- 8th Grade Dance
- STAAR testing & Tutorials
- High School options
- House Bill 5